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06/03 Local Author Spotlight at Free First Friday Event

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Blog, Events, Fresh Ink, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off on 06/03 Local Author Spotlight at Free First Friday Event

On the First Friday event on June 3 (5pm to 8pm), we will showcase the works of our members.  If you have published a book (traditional or self publishing), you can submit to our showcase.  We are asking members to provide one or more copies of their published works to The Ink Spot where they will be put on display on the center table.  The goal is to provide visitors a better understanding of the talents, diversity and accomplishments of our member...

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Interview with Seretta Martin — by Rhys Lee

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Seretta Martin — by Rhys Lee

Seretta Martin is a poet who invented a new form of poetry called haiphrastic, discussed below. Her next class is 05/15 Humor and Poetry.   San Diego Writers, Ink: Pw.org states you created your own form of poetry called “haiphrastic.” Could you explain that for me? What forms are you blending? Why are you blending them? Seretta Martin: This form is an amalgamation of two forms of poetry: Ekphrastic and Contemporary Haibun (a form of Haiku). There are three...

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Interview with Cornelia Feye — by Rhys Lee

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Cornelia Feye — by Rhys Lee

San Diego Writers, Ink: I see that you were an art historian and anthropologist. What got you into writing short stories and flash fiction? Cornelia Feye: For my work I write essays and articles about art and artists. This naturally evolved into writing short stories and mystery novels. I enjoy using my imagination, which I have to suppress for the non-fiction writing.   SDWI: How has your previous background as an art historian and anthropologist influenced your...

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How Technical Writing Can Help You with Amy Roost — by Rhys Lee

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on How Technical Writing Can Help You with Amy Roost — by Rhys Lee

As the modern world progressively becomes more and more automated, there is a growing need for technical writers—people who can explain how a system or software program works. This form of writing can help you pay closer attention to detail and write to one specific audience. I talked to Amy Roost, who will be doing a class on April 18, about technical writing. She explains how automation requires software and software then requires technical writers. She asserts that...

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Interview with Roger Aplon — by Rhys Lee

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Roger Aplon — by Rhys Lee

Roger Aplon is a renowned poet teaching a class on April 24 about improvisation and writing because of his most recent book Improvisations – Poetic Impressions From Contemporary Music. Below he answers some questions about this book. More about Roger Aplon’s reading/signing event on 4/22 Roger Aplon’s class San Diego Writers, Ink: What is your preferred form of poetry? Lyrical, prose, free verse, metrical? Roger Aplon: Initially, I most often write...

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